A new Conservative government will cancel hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate welfare handouts to wealthy executives, shareholders, and foreign companies and instead put that money in Canadians’ pockets so they can get ahead, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced today.
Scheer said a new Conservative government will conduct a review of all business subsidy programs in order to eliminate $1.5 billion in corporate handouts that don’t create jobs and support economic growth in Canada.
Those savings would instead go towards new measures to help hard-working Canadians.
“Under Justin Trudeau, Canada’s wealthiest and most politically connected have received billions of dollars from Canadian taxpayers, who are working harder than ever and just not getting ahead,” Scheer said. “I will put an end to handouts to wealthy executives, shareholders, and foreign companies and instead put that money in Canadians’ pockets so they can get ahead.”
A new Conservative government will also review innovation programs to ensure that they are supporting Canadian companies with patents, technologies, and economic benefits that remain in Canada. Conservatives believe that government support should help Canadians by creating jobs and opportunities ….
Life is getting more expensive for people like Reed and Gretchen, who I met with this morning in Surrey.
That’s why I was so proud to announce our Universal Tax Cut that will leave hundreds of dollars more in your pockets.
Because it’s time for you to get ahead! pic.twitter.com/ti0Z907b8J
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) September 15, 2019
The average Canadian family will save over $850 per year on their income taxes after a Conservative government reduces the rate of the lowest-income tax bracket with the Universal Tax Cut, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer announced today.“It’s time for a universal tax cut that is focused on you,” said Scheer. “We’re going to deliver a tax cut targeted specifically at taxpayers in the lowest-income tax bracket. This means that every Canadian will see their income taxes go down, and those in the lowest tax bracket see the biggest benefit of all.”With the Universal Tax Cut, the tax rate on income under $47,630 will be reduced from 15 per cent to 13.75 per cent. This will allow an individual taxpayer to save as much as $440 on their taxes. A two-income couple earning an average salary would save over $850 per year.“That’s $850 back in your pocket each and every year,” said Scheer. “This means more money to pay the bills, to save up for your kids’ education or maybe even finally afford a family vacation.”
Conservatives First Party to Reach Full Slate of Candidates Ahead of Election
September 3, 2019
Today, the Conservative Party of Canada became the first party to reach a full slate of candidates nominated across Canada, far ahead of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.
The Conservative team led by Andrew Scheer includes a record number of women candidates with 105, well ahead of the previous high of 68 in 2011. Conservative candidates in 2019 include Indigenous Canadians, LGBTQ+ Canadians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jewish Canadians, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and new Canadians including those who immigrated in the 2000s.
They also come from diverse professional backgrounds. Conservative candidates in 2019 include:
• Police officers
• Small business owners
• Public servants
• Stay-at-home parents
• Healthcare professionals
• Financial professionals
• Professional athletes
• A tattoo shop owner
• A Juno-award winning country music star
• A Paralympic gold-medalist
• An Olympic gold-medalist
“This team of candidates is among the most professionally and personally diverse group we’ve ever put forward,” said Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives. “This election will be about choosing a Prime Minister and a government that will help you get ahead, and all 338 of our candidates represent that choice well. Canadians are looking for a team with a plan that lives within our means and puts more money in your pocket.
“This is a team you can trust to help you get ahead.”